Full Moon Eclipse


A legend of the indigenous Pomo of Northern California says that a Bear wanders along the Milky Way until he meets up with the Sun.  Neither wants to give way to the other, so a fight ensues.  The Bear takes a bite out of the Sun, which we see as an eclipse.  The Bear continues on his journey and eventually his path crosses with the Sun's sister - the Moon.  The Bear argues with her as well, resulting in a Lunar eclipse.  And that is how the cycle repeats each time.

May the Full Moon in Taurus and Lunar Eclipse reveal and heal!

(© photo NASA)

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Happy Dia de los Muertos


Many blessings on this Dia de los Muertos.
May you walk with the wisdom of your ancestors.

(© art by Dimary/Deviantart, copyright reserved)

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Happy Diwali!

Abundant Blessings of the Festival of Lights!

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Grave of Aphrodite Priestess Found in Southern Russia

 From the article: 
"About 1,900 years ago, a woman died and was buried in Phanagoria . . .and she was a priestess of the Aphrodite cult, the archaeologists excavating the ancient city concluded.  Her adornments included a silver medallion showing the goddess and signs of the zodiac, minus Aquarius and Libra. 'The images of the zodiac signs around the goddess also point to the fact that this is indeed Aphrodite Urania, as they emphasize her heavenly hypostasis'."

(© photo by V. Timkiv)


Happy Full Moon

 Blessings of the Autumn Moon in Aries.
May we release all that we need to from the past, 
in order to make room for peace and hope in the future.

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Happy Sharad Navratri!


The nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri begins on September 26th, 2022.  In the Sharad Navaratri, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are honored.  Each region celebrates this festival in their own tradition's manner, but in some areas three days each are dedicated to Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati. This holiday culminates on the tenth day with the observance of Vijayadashami.

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Happy Equinox

Blessings of the Autumn Equinox.
May you always find the balance of the light within the dark.

(© artwork copyright Cynnalia, DeviantArt)


Full Moon Blessings

 Blessings of the Harvest Moon in Pisces.
May the abundance of the season be freely shared by all.

(Harvest Moon by Samuel Palmer, circa 1833. Yale Center for British Art.)

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2,350-year-old Cybele statue found


From the article:  
"A marble statue of the Anatolian mother goddess Cybele created 2,350 years ago has been discovered in the ancient city of Antandrus, located in the Edremit district of western Türkiye's Balıkesir province.  Noting that the statue was used as a stone in the walls of the Roman villa in Antandrus, Polat continued: 'The artifact, unfortunately, is not in a well-protected situation. However, we can understand it depicts the mother goddess Cybele.' Polat informed that the statue depicts Cybele sitting on the throne with lion figures on both sides along with another lion on her lap."

(© photo: Anadolu Agency)